Test drive Volkswagen Tiguan 2019


The first Tiguan appeared in 2007. The small and maneuverable crossover has gained popularity among motorists. Therefore, in 2016, the company decided to release the second generation. The restyled version was not long in coming.

What has changed in the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan?

Car design

Test drive Volkswagen Tiguan 2019

The novelty has retained its attractive appearance. LED headlights appeared in optics. And not only in front. The taillights have also gained a lot of sophistication. The front light got original running lights.

Test drive Volkswagen Tiguan 2019

The body with a high aerodynamic index emphasizes the sporty character of the car. The manufacturer provided the opportunity to put the car on 19-inch rims, as shown in the photo. In the basic configuration, they are 17 inches.

Test drive Volkswagen Tiguan 2019

The dimensions of the new version of Tiguan were (in millimeters):

Length 4486
Height 1657
Width 1839
Clearance 191
Wheelbase 2680
Weight 1669 kg.

The car has become a little wider and longer. This increased the stability of the car when cornering.

Outwardly, there are some similarities with the models BMW of the same class. Unobtrusive body kits and decorative elements give the body a sporty accent. The first impression of the novelty is that the car is not boring. On the contrary, it has acquired some restraint combined with youthful playfulness.

How does the car go?

Test drive Volkswagen Tiguan 2019

The developers were pleased with the presence of driver assistance options in the car. They include a camera with a 360-degree view and an obstacle approach warning system. The car received a sensitive steering. And the power unit responds clearly to driver commands.

On poor-quality road surfaces, the suspension demonstrates sporty rigidity. However, the quality of sound insulation and comfortable seats compensate for all the inconveniences. The new model behaves confidently both in the tense rhythm of city traffic and on the highway.


At the moment, two types of engines are available in Ukraine. Both are two liters in volume. The power of the diesel version is 150 and 190 horsepower. The petrol version (according to the manufacturer), thanks to turbocharging, develops 220 hp.

All models are equipped with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission (DSG). All-wheel drive crossover. Although by default the car is set to front-wheel drive. When the option is selected, the rear wheels are engaged.

Technical data table

2.0 TDi 2.0 TFSi
Engine displacement, cc 1984 1984
Power, h.p. 150/190 220
Torque, Nm. 340 350
Transmission 7-speed automatic 7-speed automatic
Suspension Independent. McPherson front, multi-link rear Independent. McPherson front, multi-link rear
Maximum speed km / h. 200 220
Acceleration to 100 km / h. 9,3 sec. 6,5 sec.

A special feature of the chassis is the tuning for a passenger car. This option is considered the best in this class. It strikes the perfect balance between agility and handling.

This version of the Volkswagen Tiguan is equipped with ventilated disc brakes on all wheels. The basic equipment also includes: ABS, ESP (stabilization system), ASR (traction control). From 100 km / h. the braking distance is 35 meters to a full stop.


Test drive Volkswagen Tiguan 2019

The salon has undergone significant changes. The manufacturer has kept the interior spacious and ergonomic.

Test drive Volkswagen Tiguan 2019

The operating panel with a 6,5 (basic) or 9 (optional) screen is slightly turned towards the driver.

Test drive Volkswagen Tiguan 2019

A round joystick is located near the gearshift lever for selecting the type of road surface.

Test drive Volkswagen Tiguan 2019

Fuel consumption

Test drive Volkswagen Tiguan 2019

The exhaust system and internal combustion engine comply with the Euro-5 standard, and the diesel analogue is Euro-VI. In the city, a turbodiesel takes 7,6 liters per hundred kilometers. A gasoline two-liter analogue consumes 11,2 liters per 100 km.

Consumption table with different driving modes:

2.0 TFSi 2.0 TDi
Tank volume, l. 60 60
Urban cycle 11,2 7,6
On the highway 6,7 5,1
Mixed mode 7,3 6,4

The line of motors of the updated crossover also includes more economical options. For example, a 1,4-liter power unit develops 125 horsepower. Although their availability must be checked with the dealer. In city mode, such a front-wheel drive car consumes 7,5 liters per 100 km. Accordingly, it takes 5,3 l / 6,1 km on the highway, and 100 l / XNUMX km in the combined cycle.

Maintenance cost

Test drive Volkswagen Tiguan 2019

According to the manufacturer's recommendations, scheduled computer diagnostics of the vehicle must be performed every 15 kilometers. After the same interval, it is recommended to change the engine oil along with the oil filter and the cabin filter. Change the fuel filter, air filter and spark plugs (petrol engine) every 000 and clean the injector.

Maintenance cost table (2,0 TFSi 4WD model):

Spare parts: estimated cost of work (without parts), USD
Oil filter 9
Air filter 5,5
Cabin filter 6
Diagnostics and error reset 12
Changing the engine oil 10
THEN after 30 km of run * 45
Running gear diagnostics 20
Replacing the timing belt 168
Air conditioner maintenance 50

* maintenance work after 30 mileage includes: diagnostics of errors and their elimination, replacement of engine oil + motor filter, cabin filter, candles, air filter.

Prices for Volkswagen Tiguan 2019

Test drive Volkswagen Tiguan 2019

In Ukraine, a brand new Tiguan in basic configuration can be purchased from 32 USD. The German manufacturer is not that generous (compared to Korean automakers) with options for the standard layout. However, the top model contains all the features you need for a comfortable ride.

Model complete set: 2,0 TDi (150 л.с.) Comfort Edition 2,0 TFSi (220 л.с.) Limited Edition
Price, USD From 32 From 34
Adaptive cruise control + +
Climate control Air conditioning 3 zones
Heated seats Front Front
Interactive on-board computer + +
ABS + +
ESP + +
Luke + +
Frontal control system + -

All models are equipped with central locking and airbags (driver + passenger + side). The manufacturer has taken care of a wide variety of equipment and technical characteristics. Therefore, each buyer will be able to choose the ideal option for himself.


Our short review showed that the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan remains a great vehicle for both city and long-distance travel. For lovers of all kinds of fine tuning of the engine and chassis, there is nowhere to "roam". And this is not necessary for the usual urban regime. The car combines the comfort of a sedan and the practicality of a crossover.

Video test drive Volkswagen Tiguan 2019

We offer you to get acquainted with a detailed video review of this model:

VW Tiguan - tore the Japanese and Koreans? | Detailed overview


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